Business

Personnel file - May 3

Education

Berea College: Kentucky author Silas House has accepted the position of National Endowment for the Humanities Chair in Appalachian Studies, starting in August. House, the award-winning author of four novels, two plays and other works, will teach three classes each year along with writing and working with students.

Eastern Kentucky University: Janna Vice has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs. She joined EKU in 1974 and has served as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs since July.

Finance

Peoples Exchange Bank: John Shackelford has been named a mortgage originator for the bank's Richmond loan production office.

United Bank & Trust Co.: Joey Mills has been named senior vice president and senior credit officer for the bank's Woodford County market.

Crowe Horwath: Christopher Gilles has been appointed senior staff in the tax business unit of the accounting and consulting firm's Lexington office.

Law

Ferreri & Fogle: Patrick O'Connor, Tighe Alexander Estes and N. Kodey Jolly have been named associates in the firm's Lexington practice.Organizations

National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project: Dr. Edward H. Romond, professor of medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and a cancer specialist for UK's Markey Cancer Center, has been elected to the group's board of directors. Romond was elected to a three-year term continuing through 2012.

Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association: Bill Stramer, Link-Belt Crane's vice president for marketing, sales and customer support, has been named president of the trade organization.

Other

AMR Management Services: DeLaine Bender has joined the company as deputy director for client partner, National Association of State Chief Information Officers. Kristy Brown has joined AMR as records coordinator.

Blue Grass Energy: Mike Williams has been named president and chief executive officer of the not-for-profit electric cooperative.

Lexington Philharmonic: Allison Kaiser has been named executive director. She most recently served as executive director of the Lexington Art League.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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